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Vital Stats
  • BMW V8 Twin Scroll Twin Turbo
  • Displacement: 4,395cc
  • Weight, unladen (DIN/EU) - 1870kg / 1945kg (4,122lb / 4,286lb)
  • 560hp (at 6,000rpm) (E60 M5 reached max 507PS at 7750rpm)
  • 501 lb-ft torque (max torque at just 1500rpm) (vs E60 M5 which had max torque of 507Nm)
  • 7-speed DCT transmission (manual transmission also likely, based on recent photos)
  • Average fuel consumption: 9.9 litres/100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imperial / 23.5 US MPG)
  • 0-100km (0-62mph) in 4.4 seconds (E60 M5 took 4.7 seconds)
  • 0-200km (0-124mph)in 13 seconds
  • Top speed: 250kmh (155mph)
  • M-Drivers-Package will increase top speed from 250km/h to 305km/h (155mph to 189mph)
  • Average fuel consumption: 9.9 litres/100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imperial / 23.5 US MPG)
  • CO2 emissions: 232 g/km, exhaust standard: EU5.
  • Active M Differential
  • Tires shown are 265/35 ZR 20" front 295/30 ZR 20" rear (optional -- 265/40 ZR 19" front 295/35 ZR 19" rear standard)


Full Press Release: F10 M5 Press Release
Full Press Release #2: Detailed Media Information (Press Release #2)

At a glance

• Fifth generation of the world’s most successful high-performance saloon in the premium segment of the executive class; new BMW M5 is an exceptionally dynamic high-performance sports car with four doors and five seats; consistent further development of the vehicle concept initiated in 1984 with the first-generation BMW M5; compelling track potential combines with the comprehensive practicality of a luxurious business saloon; groundbreaking character headlined by significantly improved efficiency, supreme long-distance comfort, and innovative driver assistance systems and infotainment functions.

• World premiere of a newly developed BMW M high-performance engine: high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo package – consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Injection petrol direct injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control; 412 kW/560 hp at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm, maximum torque: 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) from 1,500 rpm; lag-free power delivery, typical M car thrust.

• Significantly improved balance between performance and fuel consumption: acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, 0–200 km/h (124 mph) in 13.0 seconds, top speed: 250 km/h / 155 mph (305 km/h / 190 mph with M Driver’s Package); average fuel consumption in EU test cycle: 9.9 litres/100 km (28.5 mpg imp / 23.7 US MPG); engine output 10 per cent up on predecessor model, maximum torque increased by 30 per cent, fuel consumption cut by more than 30 per cent; extensive Efficient Dynamics technology, including Auto Start-Stop function and Brake Energy Regeneration.

• Power transfer to the rear wheels via the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic; traction-optimised automatic gear selection; Launch Control; Low Speed Assistance; automatically activated parking mode; M-specific gear selector; M leather steering wheel with shift paddles.

• Hallmark M conceptual harmony produces superior performance characteristics with precise interplay of drive and chassis technology, aerodynamics and weight balance; power-to-weight ratio: 3.3 kg (approx. 7 lb)/hp; M-specific suspension (front and rear axle kinematics), M Servotronic steering, Dynamic Damper Control, DSC stability control system including M Dynamic Mode; bodyshell mounting using special panels; lightweight compound high-performance braking system.

• Outstandingly agile handling thanks to innovative rear axle differential with Active M Differential; electronically controlled multi-plate limited-slip differential enables fully variable distribution of drive between the rear wheels to optimise traction and stability in dynamic lane change manoeuvres and acceleration out of corners; degree of lock can be varied between 0 and 100 per cent according to the situation; fast, precise and pre-emptive responses thanks to constant data cross-checking between the Active M Differential and DSC stability control system, and monitoring of the accelerator pedal position, wheel speed and yaw rate.

• Two individually configured set-ups for the car can be called up using the new M Drive buttons on the steering wheel; range of programmable parameters unique in the segment: accelerator responses, M Servotronic responses, Drivelogic shift program, DSC mode, Dynamic Damper Control and information in the Head-Up Display.

• Characteristic body design with familiar M aesthetics reflecting the car’s extremely dynamic yet precisely controllable nature; specific design features contributing to performance characteristics; front apron with extremely large air intakes for the engine and brakes; athletically flared wheel arches to emphasise wide track; hallmark M “gills” with integrated indicator bars; aerodynamically optimised rear apron with diffuser between the right and left-hand pair of twin exhaust tailpipes; gurney-style rear spoiler on the boot lid; 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in exclusive double- spoke design.

• Unique combination of sports car cockpit and luxurious ambience for the interior; M-specific instrument cluster in black-panel technology; newly designed, leather-covered centre console; M sports seats; standard specification also includes: Merino leather upholstery with extended features, exclusive Aluminium Trace interior trim strips, BMW Individual roof liner in Anthracite, electrically operated steering column adjustment, four-zone automatic climate control and ambient light.

• Extensive range of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive unmatched by competitors in this segment and beyond: M-specific Head-Up Display (standard), Adaptive Headlights for standard xenon light, High-Beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Lane Change Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, Surround View, Speed Limit Info, internet usage, extended integration of smartphones and music players, real-time traffic information and apps for receiving Web Radio and using Facebook and Twitter.

• Almost all BMW 5 Series Saloon equipment options available, including Comfort Access, M multifunction seats, active seats, doors with Soft Close Automatic function, hands-free tailgate opening, electric glass roof, trailer coupling.

Original Concept M5

Link to original Concept M5 Thread: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=511101

BMW M5 Wallpapers

BMW M5 Wallpapers

BMW M5 Twin Turbo V8

BMW M5 Interior

BMW M5 Monte Carlo Blue in Action

BMW M5 Exterior

BMW M5 Interior Exterior

BMW M5 Powertrain/Drivetrain

BMW M5 UK Release

BMW M5 Competition Package Wallpapers

BMW M5 Competition Package

Vital Stats
  • BMW V8 Twin Scroll Twin Turbo
  • Displacement: 4,395cc
  • Weight, unladen (DIN/EU) - 1870kg / 1945kg (4,122lb / 4,286lb)
  • 560hp (at 6,000rpm) (E60 M5 reached max 507PS at 7750rpm)
  • 501lb-ft torque (max torque at just 1500rpm) (vs E60 M5 which had max torque of 507Nm)
  • 7-speed DCT transmission (manual transmission also likely, based on recent photos)
  • Average fuel consumption: 9.9 litres/100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imperial / 23.5 US MPG)

  • 0-100km (0-62mph) in 4.4 seconds (E60 M5 took 4.7 seconds)
  • 0-200km (0-124mph)in 13 seconds
  • Top speed: 250kmh (155mph)
  • M-Drivers-Package will increase top speed from 250km/h to 305km/h (127mph to 189mph)
  • Average fuel consumption: 9.9 litres/100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imperial / 23.5 US MPG)
  • CO2 emissions: 232 g/km, exhaust standard: EU5.
  • Active M Differential
  • Tires are 265/35 ZR 20" front 295/30 ZR 20" rear

Differences between the F10 M5 S63Tu engine and X5/6 M S63 engine

S63Tü (F10 M5)*S63 (X5/6 M)
Configuration/No of cyls/valvesV / 8 / 4V / 8 / 4
Engine technologyM TwinPower Turbo technology with cross-bank exhaust manifold, twin-scroll turbocharging, direct petrol injection, (High Precision Injection), VALVETRONIC and Double-VanosM TwinPower Turbo with exhaust gas manifold connecting both rows of cylinders. Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology. High Precision Injection. double-VANOS
Effective capacity4395 ccm4395 ccm
Bore88.3 mm88.3 mm
Stroke89.0 mm89.0 mm
Compression ratio10.0:19.3:1
Maximum Boost Pressure1.5 bar1.2 bar
@5,750 – 7,000 rpm6,000 rpm
Torque501 lb-ft501 lb-ft
@1,500 – 5,750 rpm1,500 – 5,650 rpm
* Tü is German and stands for 'Technische Überholung' which translates to 'technical revision'

Two more innovations of the S63Tü:

- Innovative solenoid valve injectors in the new BMW M5 engine use multiple injections to achieve an extremely precise mixture preparation.

This is the biggest difference. As BMW puts it:

"Throughout each of its four previous generations, the heart of the BMW M5 has been its high-revving, high output-per-liter engine fed by individual throttle plates.

The new M5 engine introduces VALVETRONIC variable valve control system for the first time on a BMW M engine – effectively providing 16 individual throttles.

VALVETRONIC is BMW’s patented fully variable valve control system that eliminates the need for conventional throttles. Engine power is instead controlled directly by varying the amount of lift of the intake valves. Throttle losses in the gas cycle are minimized with this system, which has a positive impact on both the efficiency and torque. VALVETRONIC has also sharpened the responsiveness of this engine compared to the V10 engine it replaces.

Full Technical Specs

M5 Dyno Graph

Physical Dimensions

M5/M6 Competition Package videos:


F10 M5 Reviews:

Autobild (vs. M3, E60 M5, 1M, X6M, Panamera Turbo)
Autobild (vs. CTS-V, E63 AMG, Jaguar XFR)
Autocar Video Review
Autocar Drift Test
Autocar (vs. E63 AMG & Jaguar XF-R)
Autoweek.nl (vs. Jaguar XKR-S)
Autozeitung (vs X6M)
CAR Magazine
CAR Magazine [Long Term Tester Review]
CAR Magazine (vs E63 AMG and Jaguar XFR)
CAR (vs CLS63 AMG)
CLAR (Owner's Review)
CLAR (Owner's Review vs. E92 M3)
Chris Harris (Review with Nissan GT-R)
Driving Fun
European Car
EVO Magazine Chris Harris
EVO Magazine Chris Harris (Video Review)
Fifth Gear Video Review
Ignition (Video Review)
Motor Trend
Motor Trend Performance Test Review
Road and Track (vs Cadillac CTS-V)
Sport Auto (vs Panamera Turbo S and E63 AMG PP)
Top Gear Online
Top Gear Magazine (vs. E63 AMG)

2014 Competition Package details:
  • Power increase by 11kW (15HP) to 423kW (575 HP)
  • Stiffer stabilizer (anti-roll) bars
  • Stiffer and lower suspension (shocks and springs) (10mm lower than standard M5).
  • Stiffer front axle bushings
  • Active M Differential with a unique tune for the competition package for improved traction
  • New hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with the M-specific Servotronic function with A MORE DIRECT PROGRAMMING to improve agility during cornering
  • M Dynamic mode (MDM) of DSC tuned with higher thresholds of intervention
  • New 20" M light alloy wheels
  • Sport exhaust with black chrome tips
  • Note: BMW M ceramic brakes still remain a separate option, unrelated to this package.
  • 2014 US pricing: $7300 (see price guide)

BIMMERPOST Q&A (answers are a mix of direct quotes, paraphrases and my own contributions):

Can Competition Package parts/software be retrofitted?

No, official retrofit support will not be provided by BMW here in the U.S. But, of course some parts can be retrofitted by individual owners if they went to enough lengths to do so. Some things would be easier of course, but steering and software would be difficult. The demand for retrofit is lower in U.S. due to the higher lease penetration and higher car turnover. In comparison, Europe supports retrofitting more than the U.S.

Are the M differential "tune" and MDM software updates going to be available to upgrade pre-LCI M5/M6?

No official retrofit will be available for Competition Package features. But, a high level update was made to all M5 and M6 produced from March 2013 (to prepare it for ceramic brakes option). Changes included 1) smaller torsion bar in the hydraulic steering system which affects how the steering system (better) responds on center, 2) programming for the steering system and 3) stiffer front bushings to better deal with increased brake forces from optional ceramic brakes.

Note: the steering and suspension changes mentioned above are not the same ones that come with the Competition Package.

How much lighter are the competition wheels?

They are not lighter.

Is the Competition Package Sport Exhaust different than upcoming M Performance Exhaust?

Yes, it's positioned between the stock exhaust and the M Performance Exhaust [our details and clips]. It's not titanium like the M Performance Exhaust. It's sportier sounding than the stock exhaust by having its baffles pulled from the muffler. No power gains and no flow change.

What are the changes made to steering with the new Competition Package and how does it make the M5 "feel"?

In addition to the changes made in March 2013 (detailed above), the Competition Package includes a faster steering rack and related steering software. It has a faster on-center steering ratio compared to stock, which eventually ends in the same ratio as stock at the end of the rack. So, the on-center ratio is faster, quicker, and more direct which provides for a more precise feeling around center.

The +15 HP increase comes from which component(s)?

Only boost mapping - the effects of which take place at the top of the rev range.

How is the suspension improved exactly?

The following is my own summary: 10mm lower suspension (M5), stiffer front bushings, revised springs/shocks and stiffer swaybars.
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Looks stunning! I'm not particularly fond of the wheels (think they should be more aggressive looking), but what a stunning car!
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Looks stunning! I'm not particularly fond of the wheels (think they should be more aggressive looking), but what a stunning car!
I dunno. They seem to compliment so much better than the black wheels on the concept to me.
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Looks amazing, but am i the only one who thinks the rear end should of been more aggressive?
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LOVING that blue it almost looks like a cross between LSB and Estoril. I want this in my garage stat
Looks like Monte Carlo Blue.

I want one
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Wow that color is NICE

  • There's going to be a huge demand for blacked out side vents
  • The rear bumper and diffuser are JUST right
  • A black or carbon fiber rear diffuser would be a clean look for those into mods
  • Engine bay is monsterous
  • Mirrors still suck IMO

560Hp is nice. I wonder how this will stack up against the RS6. I bet Audi will do 580-590 HP.

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